DOJ and EEOC Warn Against ADA Discrimination when Employers Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Employment Decisions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released technical assistance documents about disability discrimination when employers use artificial intelligence (AI) and software tools to make employment decisions, according to DOJ and EEOC press releases. Employers use AI…

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Walmart Background Check Policy is Discriminatory

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Walmart Inc. is facing a proposed nationwide class action lawsuit that claims “the nation’s largest employer discriminates against Black and Latino job applicants through a strict background check policy that fails to consider rehabilitation and other mitigating circumstances,” according to a news report from Reuters. The complaint…